The 16 Best Property Management Companies in Kansas City for 2021

The housing market in Kansas City is booming despite the pandemic, with homes going under contract within days of hitting the market. For remote real estate investors, that means you’ll need to move fast and have a good local property manager in Kansas City lined up even before making an offer.

To help you speed up your search for a Kansas City property manager, we recently contacted the top companies in the region and asked each one to provide the following information (where possible):

  • BBB Rating
  • Years in Business
  • Property Management Fee
  • Leasing Fee
  • Renewal Leasing Fee
  • Maintenance Fee
  • Property Setup Fee
  • Project Management Fee
  • Rentals Managed

We’ve also included  Roofstock Preferred Property Managers in Kansas City. All Roofstock property managers are vetted by our team of experts, certified, and monitored for ongoing performance with our network of investors.

Note: Roofstock investors potentially receive preferred pricing through vendors specified below as Roofstock Preferred Property Managers.

 

American Real PM (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

Preferred Property Manager

Part of a national agency that serves multiple U.S. markets, American Real PM provides full-service property management to Kansas City investors. Their main goal is to protect their clients’ assets, focusing on investment strategies and property maintenance. American Real PM strives to ensure their owners’ net income is optimized well enough so that they have more time to build their portfolios.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: B
  • Years in Business: 3
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee:  0
  • Property Setup Fee: None if utilizing American Real PM
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View American Real PM‘s website.

 

HomeRiver Group (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

Preferred Property Manager

HomeRiver Group is one of Kansas City’s premier residential property management companies. They offer remote and local investors assistance with acquisition, renovation, leasing, management, and maintenance. HomeRiver is focused on serving both owners and tenants, and they promote a culture of integrity, exemplary performance, and respect.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: B
  • Years in Business: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Management Fee: 8%
  • Leasing Fee: 75% of first month's rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $250
  • Maintenance Fee: Time + Cost of Materials
  • Property Setup Fee: None; Bi-Annual property inspection at $75 per inspection
  • Project Management Fee: 15%
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Home River Group‘s website.

 

CJ Real Estate, Inc. (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

Preferred Property Manager

CJ Real Estate is a full-service brokerage and real estate property management company specializing in investment real estate. The company’s proprietary property management systems help keep vacancy rates and owner costs low, with higher ROIs.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: B-
  • Years in Business: 33 
  • Property Management Fee: 8%
  • Leasing Fee: One half of one month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: Time + cost of materials
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View CJ Real Estate‘s website.

 

33rd Company (Roofstock Preferred Property Manager)

Preferred Property Manager

33rd Company offers professional property management services in Missouri and Kansas, providing owners of single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums with the kind of services that take the stress and complexity out of being a landlord. They also offer free in-home consultations and market comparison reports.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 25 
  • Property Management Fee: $99 per month
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $295
  • Maintenance Fee: 15%
  • Property Setup Fee: $375 flat fee upon signing new lease
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View 33rd Company‘s website.

 

Beggs Property Management

Beggs Property Management assists Kansas City-area property owners with a wide range of property management services, including tenant screening, lease preparation, and online maintenance requests. The Beggs team has more than 40 years of combined property management experience.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 40
  • Property Management Fee: 12%
  • Leasing Fee: One month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: 15%
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 15%
  • Rentals Managed: 200

View Beggs Property Management‘s website

 

Champagne Property Management

Brooke Hlavacek, owner of Champagne Property Management, took the time to personally provide us with the following information:

Champagne Property Management works with investors from all across the country and around the world. The principals are also real estate investors themselves, and have a deep understanding of the rental property business. The company is also highly experienced with all types of vouchers and Section 8 organizations.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 3
  • Property Management Fee: 10% of monthly rent collected
  • Leasing Fee: 50% of one month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $0
  • Maintenance Fee: $38 per hour
  • Property Setup Fee: $250
  • Project Management Fee: Varies based on scope of project, no charge for small job
  • Rentals Managed: 136 doors
  • Other: Experienced with vouchers and Section 8 organizations

Visit Champagne Property Management’s website

 

Classic Property Management, Inc. 

A family owned and operated firm, Classic Property Management has been involved in Kansas City real estate for more than 40 years. They have extensive knowledge of the area, its rental market, and vendors. Classic Property Management offers clients full property management or lease-only services.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 31
  • Property Management Fee: 8%
  • Leasing Fee: 75% of one month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: $250
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: 400

View Classic Property Management‘s website.

 

Latta Real Estate Services, Inc.

Latta Real Estate Services pledges to take care of the “headaches and hassles” of managing investment properties. They provide a wide range of professional property management services to allow investors more time to enjoy the benefits of cash-flowing rental ownership.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.

View Latta Real Estate Services’ website.

 

One Stop Property Management

One Stop Property Management focuses solely on single family home rentals in the greater Kansas City area. Many of their clients own just one or two homes, but they are also experienced with broader portfolios. One Stop takes a preventative approach to rental property maintenance, conducting regular walkthroughs and regular tenant communication. 

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A-
  • Years in Business:
  • Property Management Fee: 7.9%
  • Leasing Fee: 75% of one month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: 0 
  • Project Management Fee: 0 
  • Rentals Managed: 300

View One Stop Property Management‘s website.

 

Penner Property Management 

The team at Penner Property Management believe that happy tenants make happy owners — and vice-versa. Their services include mid-lease property visits, dedicated maintenance dispatch, and monthly accounting ledgers for owners.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: 8 
  • Property Management Fee: 8-10% (depending on number of properties)
  • Leasing Fee: $500
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 0
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: $295
  • Project Management Fee: N/A
  • Rentals Managed: 100

View Penner Property Management’s website.

 

AUI Realty

AUI Realty’s business model is based on providing exceptional customer service to investors of any portfolio size. Helping residential real estate investors through the entire process of home management, they serve the Kansas City, Raytown, Grandview, and Independence areas.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: B+
  • Years in Business: 5
  • Property Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Maintenance Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Not publicly available. Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: 175

View AUI Realty‘s website.

 

Rent Robin

With an extensive knowledge of Kansas City, its rental market, and landlord-tenant laws, Rent Robin aims to make property ownership easier for investors. Their “Full Service Leasing and Management” package covers all aspects of home oversight so that landlords can simply sit back and collect rent.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business:
  • Property Management Fee: 7%
  • Leasing Fee: 50% of one month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $150
  • Maintenance Fee: 0
  • Property Setup Fee: $250
  • Project Management Fee: 0
  • Rentals Managed: 150

View Rent Robin‘s website.

 

Plaid Management

Plaid Management specializes in managing single-family rental properties for remote investors. In order to best serve their clients, they take a team-oriented approach to each property. Plaid Management has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2016, 2017 and 2018, in addition to Inc. Magazine in 2018.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Years in Business: 5
  • Property Management Fee: 9%
  • Leasing Fee: 75% of one month’s rent
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of one month’s rent
  • Maintenance Fee: 6%
  • Property Setup Fee: 0
  • Project Management Fee: 12%
  • Rentals Managed: 400

View Plaid Management‘s website.

 

Premiere Property

The founders of Premiere Property have a broad range of experience in corporate management, home improvement services, landlord-tenant law, and finance. Property management services include marketing and leasing, applicant screening, rent collection, portfolio review, and Section 8 lease management.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: Unknown
  • Property Management Fee: $65 per month single-family management fee, 8% multifamily monthly management fee.
  • Leasing Fee: 75% of the first month’s rent for single-family rentals.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $200
  • Maintenance Fee: $55 per hour internal maintenance fee, 10% markup on labor only for third party vendors.
  • Property Setup Fee: $50 per unit.
  • Project Management Fee: $35 per hour for additional services.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available.

Visit Premiere Property’s website

 

Real Property Management Principles

Real Property Management Principles is a full service property management company serving rental property investors in Kansas and Missouri. Service locations include Kansas City, Liberty, Smithville, Parkville, Lansing, and Leavenworth. The local firm is part of North America’s largest property management company with 300+ locations across 47+ states.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: N/A
  • Years in Business: Part of a franchise with 30 years of experience nationwide.
  • Property Management Fee: 7.9% - 11.9% of the monthly rent depending on the property management package selected.
  • Leasing Fee: 50% - 75% of the first month’s rent depending on the package.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: $99 - $249
  • Maintenance Fee: Contact for more info.
  • Property Setup Fee: $0 - $149
  • Project Management Fee: Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available.

Real Property Management Principles’ website

 

Voepel Property Management

Voepel Property Management offers a complete solution for real estate investors looking to buy and cash-flow properties in Kansas City. The firm provides a complete array of property management services, including running rental comps, thoroughly screening tenants, rent collection, and property maintenance.

Key Metrics:

  • BBB Rating: Accredited since 2020
  • Years in Business: Unknown
  • Property Management Fee: 10% of the monthly rent.
  • Leasing Fee: 50% of the first month’s rent.
  • Renewal Leasing Fee: 25% of the first month’s rent.
  • Maintenance Fee: No markup on vendor invoices.
  • Property Setup Fee: Contact for more info.
  • Project Management Fee: Contact for more info.
  • Rentals Managed: Not publicly available.

Visit Voepel Property Management’s website

 

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